Clean Business Awards

Clean Business Forum 

The Clean County Commission is a cosponsor of the Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum. The Forum consists of Hampton, Newport News, York County and James City County and is hosted by each on a rotating basis for each quarter. Awards are presented to one local business in each of the four localities for outstanding environmental stewardship and beautification efforts on a quarterly basis. 

The Virginia Peninsula Clean Business Forum Awards are back open! Do you have or know a business that has adopted green initiatives, enacted environmentally friendly business practices, or innovated a sustainable response to the COVID pandemic? Nominate the business to be recognized and share its story by completing the Clean Business Award Application.

Peninsula Clean Business Award Winners

View a photo gallery of previous winners.

  1. 2022 first Quarter Winner

Ulster American Homestead Garden Center

Ulster American Homestead Garden Center was awarded the 2022 1st Quarter Clean Business Award by the James City Clean County Commission for their proactive efforts to lessen their environmental impact through green initiatives and sustainability practices. 

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The Clean County Commission along with Board of Supervisor Sue Sadler, proudly awarded Ulster American Homestead Garden Center for their sustainability efforts including offering a variety of organic plants and products, educational outreach about pollinator friendly best practices, and recycling efforts. The business is locally owned by Joel Patton and his family. Joel has been passionate about the environment since his youth in his homeland of Northern Ireland.

Clean Business Awards Hosted By

  • First Quarter - Hosted by Hampton
  • Second Quarter - Hosted by Newport News
  • Third Quarter - Hosted by James City County
  • Fourth Quarter - Hosted by York County

Past Award Winners

  1. 2022
  2. 2021
  3. 2020
  4. 2019
  5. 2018
  6. 2017
  7. 2016
  8. 2015
  9. 2014
  10. 2013
  11. 2012
  12. 2011
  13. 2010
  14. 2009
  15. 2008
  16. 2007
  17. 2006
  18. 2005
  19. 2004
  20. 2003
  21. 2002
  22. 2001
  23. 2000
  24. 1999
  25. 1998
  26. 1997

First Quarter

Ulster American Homestead Garden Center. The Clean County Commission along with Board of Supervisor Sue Sadler, proudly awarded Ulster American Homestead Garden Center for their sustainability efforts including offering a variety of organic plants and products, educational outreach about pollinator friendly best practices, and recycling efforts. The business is locally owned by Joel Patton and his family. Joel has been passionate about the environment since his youth in his homeland of Northern Ireland.